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Feb 11, 2014


The Daily Brief


Merit is here!  Some students may have recently received an invitation to Meritpages, an online record of exceptional academic, athletic and personal accomplishments worthy of praise. This is a brand new, official university website that provides a way to easily share accomplishments on social media, as well as hometown traditional media. By accepting the invitation, students gain access to their own page that includes digital badges, indicating in what areas they have been awarded achievements.  The accomplishments are automatically shared with students' hometown media. Check the website to see what achievements have been added so far,




Science Olympiad Needs Volunteers -Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break?  Volunteers are needed to help KU host the Central Eastern Regional Science Olympiad on March 20, 2014 (snow date: March 21 ).  The Olympiad consists of 28 high schools and 10 middle schools from Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties.   Teams compete with one another in 53 events based in science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology - and we need YOUR help to make all that happen! You do not need a science background to be a volunteer. We need help with registrations, lobby info, food sales/delivery, set-up, scoring, event assistance and so much more. There are fund-raising opportunities for clubs!  Please contact our volunteer coordinators:  Dr. Daniel Aruscavage at or Dr. Gregory Setliff at if you are interested, and check out our website at for more information.

Joann S. Monko, instructor, Chemistry


Department of Social Work 12th Annual Community Forum, Caring for the Whole Person: Ethical Policy Practice in the Era of Health Care Reform, March 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Co-sponsored with the Office of the President, Forum 2014 raises awareness and explores reforms in health care that integrate mind and body, including innovations in behavioral health delivery. Social work professionals serve as catalysts to build and strengthen alliances that promote effective and ethical healthcare practices across the practice continuum. Presenters will include Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities; Jean Bennett, Ph.D., Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Region III; and Jerome C. Wakefield, DSW, PhD, Professor, New York University, author of numerous publications on mental health and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. We invite faculty, alumni, community leaders, agency executives, policy makers, social workers, and human services professionals. Full-day attendees receive six social work continuing education credits, including three ethics credits. To register by March 7, please visit Questions? Please contact Dr. Sharon Lyter, forum chair, or x3-4235.

Samantha Muse, graduate assistant, Social Work



Faculty, Staff and Administrators are invited for fellowship, prayer and lunch at the Dining Hall, Conference Room "A" on Thursday Feb. 13 anytime between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend!

Christine Lottes, professor, Sport Management



Tune in today from 1 to 3 p.m. for the "Kutztown Live Preshow" with Mike Regensburger followed by "Kutztown Live" at 2 p.m. During the "pre-show," which begins at 1, pre-empting regularly scheduled programming, Mike welcomes Berks County ghost legend and recently retired WEEU morning show host Charlie Adams to the air discussing his 30+ years in radio. Following Charlie, Mike will air another edition of "The People Chronicles," highlighting the people and life of Berks County.  At 2 p.m., new "Kutztown Live" main show host Stephen Maugeri will welcome to his show director of Intercollegiate Athletics Greg Bamberger followed at 2:30 p.m. by a representative for the Association of Campus Events Juan Rosario. "Kutztown Live" is all about YOU, the listener. So, if ever you wish to be a part of the program LIVE, give Stephen a call at (610)-683-4859!





Wednesday, Feb. 12 - Women's and Men's Track and Field hosts the Golden Bear Multi - 4 p.m. (O'Pake Field House)

Thursday, Feb. 13 - Women's and Men's Track and Field hosts the Golden Bear Multi - 9 a.m. (O'Pake Field House)

Friday, Feb. 14 - Wrestling vs. Shippensburg - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, February 15 - Women's and Men's Basketball vs. Millersville - 1 & 3 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats - W | Live Stats - M | Live Audio | Live Video